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SPECIAL REPORT… In Borno, the scars of war run deep: Agony of lives shattered by Boko Haram

The stats are very troubling. The images out of Borno are even more horrifying! Late 2017, the governor of Borno State, Kashim Shettima, informed the world that the crisis in Northeast Nigeria had created two million displaced persons and cost the six northern states over $9 million in economic ruins. But those were material losses. […]

by in Crime & Reporting, Investigations, Rights & Advocacy

INVESTIGATION… Tour of Lagos LGs reveals tricks by INEC officials at frustrating voter registration

A report released in March 2018 by the Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC), which showed that Lagos state had about 1,401,390 million PVC’s still in its possession and that just 5,095 had been collected since the commencement of distribution in April 2017, aroused curiosity. Ripples Nigeria correspondent, Akin Obakeye, visited 10 local government areas out […]

by in Crime & Reporting, Governance & Policy, Investigations

INSIDE KANU’S KINGDOM: The unresolved disappearances and untold story of imprisoned IPOB members

Since September last year, when the Nigerian army launched Operation Python Dance II – a military offensive in the South East region aimed at quelling the growing agitation for an independent Biafran state by the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB), the leader of the group, Nnamdi Kanu and his parents were never seen again after […]

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INVESTIGATION… NIMBO MASSACRE: Two years after, killers evade justice, govt abandons victims

By Patrick Egwu… In every conflict, people are always at the heart of it – from those who were killed, relatives of the deceased and chilling stories of survivors. Sadly, often times, the voices of these people are hardly heard as the power play by politicians always dominates discourse with a show of interests. On […]

by in Environment, Health, Investigations

Investigation… GAS FLARING: A story of wasted wealth and how a N/Delta community grapples with infertility

By Sunday Orji… “…Before the end of the third day, all the animals that took the water died“. The flares at Obrikom in Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local Government Area of RIvers State, never die. Fumes from high vertical flare stack stay steadfast in the air; darkening the day and brightening the twilight. The plants and shrubs and […]

by in Health, Investigations

Special Report: Nigeria risks becoming breeding place for future gangsters as child abuse cases mount

The incidence of violence against children is on the high with concerned groups decrying the alarming increase. The growing scourge has also witnessed the clamour for stringent penalties on abusers to end the menace which is ranked as the third highest crime in the country, after economic fraud and drug related offences. AHMED BOULOR reports… […]

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